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    Quillows. They fold into a pillow when not being used. I've made these for friends, kids and family members to take when they travel, have an overnight stay at a friend's house, need a blanket to sit on, etc. Can use a favorite theme for the pillow cover and make whatever size you desire. Great just to keep in your car - never know when you might need a throw.

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    Pajama eaters(you can buy a pattern for these, I just made one up).
    You can make pajamas out of cute fabrics(my kids love these!!!!)
    ties, bow ties, hair clips, skirts, travel quilts(seeing they are still young), crayon rolls, small purses, or maybe a tshirt quilt with their clothes.
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    I have made rug mugs/snack mats for my grandson (age 7). I make them reversible so he chooses what side he wants to use. (They are holiday themed.) He sometimes even takes them to school for his lunch. You could even include some kind of sippy cup for the littler ones. I make them about 8 1/2" x 11" so they are easy to mail in a manila envelope. I suggest cotton batting. It absorbs any spills better. They are machine washable/dryable so mom likes them, too.

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    I have four nephews ages 3-7. Last Christmas I purchased travel pillows and bought fabrics in their favorite thing (pirates, cars, trains, etc.). I made pillow cases and monogrammed their names on them. Now when they are at home or travelling in the car, they love to bring their pillows with them.
    Fabrics are like chocolate, I can never get enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    One year for my nieces boys, I make a floor quilt that the print had a little town on it with streets. Bought some vehicles the right size to be on the roads on the quilt.

    What was aggravating is that she never thanked me. So far, the only kids beside my own to thank me has been my youngest son's friends when I made them pillowcases. Found some dragon fabric on sale and made a bunch. His friends got jealous so I had to make a lot of them. They all thanked me. These guys were late teens, early 20s!
    Not getting thanked is the pits. I have stopped giving gifts when the receiver is inconsiderate and doesn't even acknowledge all my work. I feel your pain.
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    mine loves pilloe cases made in something they really like kitties puppies just whatever they really like

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    I have made my grandsons a series of pillowcases....turtles and dolphins for a beach trip that we took together, and lots of others. Very simple, one fabric each. I put zippers on the ends to keep the pillows inside (you'd have to know my grandsons to understand this one...) and they LOVE them! I keep about 1/4 yard of each fabric to make them a quilt to take to college in 10-12 years too.
    What a fantastic idea. I wish I had kept some of my t-shirts growing up to make a t-shirt quilt.
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    Neesie, do you have a pattern for the pajama bags,
    when i was about six, the kid across the street had one, and i thought it was so cool, and i wanted one too.

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    kids gifts.

    cloth books are great for babies. I sewed dresses fr the youngest grand till I lost track w/ sizes. I have fabric to make a robe and instead will use it to make a teddy bear. Quillows are great for nursery and kindergarten + those sleep overs. Carry bags are great for travel, overnighters, etc.
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    I make mine pillowcases every year with fabric representing something they like, sports, dance, dolls, trucks etc. Then I put their other gifts inside and tie it up with a ribbon. They look forward to them every year!

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    I made these awesome seat-belt pillows (like long stuffed snakes that velcro to the seatbelt). There is a great tutorial if you Google seat-belt pillow www.superjenn.com/countdown-to-disney-seatbelt-pillows-for-the-trek/
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    Jammies, Christmas stockings, pillow cases, stocking hats, superman capes, floor pillows, cookie mixes to make with mommy, fleece scarves or throws, bathrobes, monogrammed or trimmed towels, slippers, doll clothes, etc.etc.

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    That age would like a sock monkey to cuddle with at nite. I use 100% cotton ladies work sock | Kodiak brand. I also use yarn for eyes and mouth and matching wool yarn to sew up all the limbs. Here is the pattern I use.

    http://ahhhhh.hubpages.com/hub/howtomakeasockmonkey

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    I think coloring book totes are so cute! Children of all ages love to color (I still do!). I've got one right now waiting to deliver to my grandson in a few weeks. They are easy.

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    Gift Ideas for Kids

    Simplicity #1786 is a vest for kids---I got my pattern at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents and bought the material that looks like faux suede on one side and shearling on the other. Only 2 pattern pieces, does not need to be lined if you use the stuff I bought. I did however "shave down" the seam allowances, top stitched on either side of the seams and put a decorative stitch around the outside edge. Super easy, super fast and looks cute!!!
    K Rob

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